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This month how about turning 'maybe' into MAY-BEing the month you get back into a regular exercise groove... sun's out - taps aff!
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Marathon May...

The much anticipated Edinburgh Marathon Festival rolls around this month - are you entering or planning to support someone who is? Let us know (and don't forget those Instagram pictures!)

We are busy planning and organising to make sure this years post EMF social goes with a bang; there's also a whole month packed with races, walks and of course our regular Wednesday and Saturday sessions. In short, there has never been a better time of year to dust off your trainers or boots and join in!                                                 
The EFR Committee

MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to John Fulham on his amazing London marathon time - 3:14:37 !!

We think anyone who attempts a marathon, however far or fast they go, deserves some recognition for their achievement. We will be including a 'Hall of Fame' in future newsletters to do just that - make sure you let us know your results (and a picture would be great too!) 

Registration is open for Glasgow Frontrunners's fantastic OUTrun 2016!

We had a big EFR contingent last year, and there's no reason not to have an even bigger presence this year. It's a great race with a lovely course (mostly flat with a couple of nice sneaky hills), 80% of which is alongside the river.

It's a 5-mile, chip-timed race, in one of Glasgow's most scenic and best-loved dear green places. We'll then head into Glasgow to join the pride march at 1pm and then head back to the Tron for 5pm for food, drinks, a raffle in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland, and a Ceilidh at 8.30pm.

For full details check out the OUTrun website glasgowfrontrunners.org/outrun-2016/ or our Facebook event page!
 
Elie to Crail Costal Walk - 15th May
Join us for the third of Frontrunners' summer walks! 

Elie to Crail coastal path. 10 miles (3.5 - 5 hours). Finishing in Crail for a bite to eat in one of the cafes. 

Meet at The Ship Inn on Toft, Elie (KY9 1DT) at 10:45 for an 11:00 start. It's a linear walk so we'll get the local bus from Crail to Elie at the end of the walk - £4.20 fare.

The route includes parts of the Fife Coastal Path. More details available on the Facebook event page.
 
South Queensferry to Cramond Walk - 19th June 
Another Sunday coastal walk, this time from South Queensferry to Cramond. 7 miles, 3 hours ish, finishing at the Cramond Inn for food and a pint. 

Details of the walk can be found here (we’ll finish at the Cramond Inn though, not the Cramond Brig).
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map2_11el.shtml

Meet at the Rail Bridge Cafe at 10:45 for an 11:00 start. 

Crohns and Colitis UK Edinburgh 10k walk

Our very own Debbie is entering and looking for people to join her on the Crohns and Colitis UK Edinburgh 10k walk on the 9th July. Entry is only £10 and you get a free tshirt! 

Email debbie.aitken@outlook.com if you're interested in participating. More info and registration: 
https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/…/fun…/walk-it-edinburgh

 

NFR 5th birthday celebration

The Pride weekend kicks off on Friday 15th July with a fun 5K run round the park in the city centre (fancy dress optional, but highly encouraged), and the usual drinking, dancing and fairground rides that scream "Be loud, be proud... and try not to throw up!"

NFR are then putting on a party on the Saturday night (16th July). So why not make a weekend of it? There are some good cheap accommodation options and camping, if booked a bit in advance; and the train is a mere two hours.


Entry into the EMF is now closed, but if you didn't bag yourself a spot in any of the races, fear not! We will be holding a post EMF social so you can come and join us in celebrating (the most important part of all)

This year we will be hosting our event in the Regent Bar (https://food.list.co.uk/place/24179-the-regent/). We will be there from around 2pm for the end of the half marathon and have the back/ side room reserved. EFR will be putting on some nibbles and snack type foodstuffs from 6pm. Full details are on the Facebook page.

For those looking to strut their stuff on the dance floor, the delights of Edinburgh's Gay scene will no doubt beckon later in the evening. The Regent is open until 1am for those who prefer a more mellow evening. 

We hope to see you all there!
SOCIAL EVENTS AND RACES

MAY








JUNE


1st:   RNLI Burnmouth Brae Races
7th:   Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race
8th:   Spike Island Trail Run
14th: Loch Leven 1/2 Marathon
15th: EFR hike - South Queensferry to Cramond
28th: Club Parkrun
28/29th : Edinburgh Marathon Festival
29th: EFR's Big Post EMF Social

1st: Corstorphine AAC 5 mile road race
4th: Haddington 10k
5th: Great Women's 10k
5th: Portobello Beach Race (4 miles)
11th: Isle of Skye 1/2 Marathon and Fun Run
12th: Dechmont Law Trail Race, Livingston
12th Fraserburgh 10k
18th: Rob Roy Challenge, Stirling
19th: Men's 10k, Glasgow
19th: Glenrothes Road Running Festival
19th: EFR hike - Elie to Crail
25th: Great Scottish Summer 5k and 10k, Edinburgh
25th: Run Mhor 1/2 Marathon, 10k and Fun Run
26th: The 7 Hills of Edinburgh Challenge

 

Monthly Club Run 

From June we will be nominating a monthly club run. There's no obligation to participate, but for those who enjoy the experience of racing with their fellow EFR club mates, it's a chance to do exactly that and meet people from other Frontrunner clubs. And of course there are the all important social events that follow...


June Club Run: Sunday 5th June @ 10am

Keeping it local with the Portobello Beach Race - 4 miles along the beach, over, under or round the wooden groynes! Entry is £9. Details at http://www.portobellorunners.co.uk/porty-beach-race/four-mile-beach-race

July Club Run: Friday 15th July @ 6:45pm - NFR 5k - Town Moor, Newcastle Upon Tyne

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